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Charente (16)


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Charente (16) (Departement) by Chance Ste-Madeleine dolmen located at St Germain-sur-Vienne, near Confolens, in Poitou.

A dolmen raised up on Romanesque design, twelfth-century pillars, sited on an Island in the Vienne River. The cap-stone, measures 12 feet by 15 feet, and is of proportionate thickness. The mass was originally supported by five columns but one having fallen away, it now rests only on four. The site was translated into a Christian chapel dedicated to saint Madeleine and is also known as Pierre Madeleine or Dolmen de la Chapelle
Chance Image Credit: Michon, from 'Statistique de la Charente' 1836
Posted by Chance
21st July 2010ce
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